Movies like Colette

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Colette (2018)
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Colette (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA, France, Hungary, Netherlands
Duration: 111 min.
Story: French novelist, Colette, overcomes an abusive marriage to emerge as a leading writer in her country and a candidate for the Nobel Prize in Literature.
Style: intellectual, based on true events, inspirational, captivating, lyrical
Plot: novelist, female protagonist, female writer, lesbian relationship, ghost writer, nobel prize, exploitation, bisexuality, lesbian sex, husband wife relationship, money, infidelity, sex, dancing, lesbian, fight, party, writers, forest, food, female nudity, sex scene, train, photographer, insect ...
Time: 19th century, 1900s, 1890s, 20th century
Place: paris france, france

Most similar movies to Colette

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sexy and captivating films with plots about husband wife relationship, drinking, mother daughter relationship, drink, dancing, sex and cigarette smoking mostly in Drama, Biography and History genres. Some movies like Colette: The Duchess (2008), The Favourite (2018), The Children of the Century (1999), The Lost City of Z (2016), The Wife (2017). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Duchess (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, Italy, France, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A chronicle of the life of 18th century aristocrat Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire, who was reviled for her extravagant political and personal life.
Style: dramatic, emotional, sexy, stylized, touching ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: aristocracy, infidelity, love triangle, love affair, marriage, high society, romance, adultery, marital rape, marital infidelity, duchess, mistress ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1770s, georgian era, 19th century ...
Place: england, europe, london
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100%
 7.5
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The Favourite (2018)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, History
Country: Ireland, UK, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In early 18th century England, a frail Queen Anne occupies the throne and her close friend Lady Sarah governs the country in her stead. When a new servant Abigail arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah.
Style: based on true events, factual, emotional, melancholic, cynical ...
Plot: lesbian, aristocracy, queen, rivalry, ambitious woman, lgbt, period piece, royal court, queen of england, duchess, rise and fall, british history ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
Place: britain, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Children of the Century (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 135 min.
Story: True tale of the tumultuous love affair between two French literary icons of the 19th Century, novelist George Sand and poet Alfred de Musset. But their affair falls apart during an excursion to Venice, Italy where Musset is distracted by drugs and ...
Style: sexual, sexy, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: infidelity, feminism, destructive relationship, unfulfillment, writer's life, love and romance, love affair, artists and showbiz, romance, tragic love, lifestyle, gender ...
Time: 19th century, 1830s, 1820s
Place: italy, venice, paris france, france, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Lost City of Z (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: A true-life drama in the 1920s, centering on British explorer Col. Percy Fawcett, who discovered evidence of a previously unknown, advanced civilazation in the Amazon and disappeared whilst searching for it.
Style: meditative, suspense, inspirational, exciting, factual ...
Plot: expedition, archaeology, tribe, explorer, journey, jungle, amazon, travel, destiny, mission, world war one, colonel ...
Time: 1920s, 1900s, year 1914, year 1916, year 1954 ...
Place: south america, england, london, france, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Professor Marston & the Wonder Women (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The unconventional life of Dr. William Marston, the Harvard psychologist and inventor who helped invent the modern lie detector test and created Wonder Woman in 1941.
Style: factual, sentimental, psychological, captivating
Plot: polyamory, bdsm, lesbian, superheroine, lgbt, psychologist, bisexual, friendship, justice, seduction, hand under skirt, porn ...
Time: 1940s, year 1947, year 1941, year 2017, year 1945 ...
Place: greenwich village manhattan new york city, new york, harvard university
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 32K
The Wife (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Sweden, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A wife questions her life choices as she travels to Stockholm with her husband, where he is slated to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature.
Style: thought provoking, sincere, lyrical, twists and turns
Plot: novelist, writers, nobel prize, infidelity, professor, sexism, extramarital affair, wife husband relationship, marriage, revelation, father son relationship, adulterous husband ...
Time: 90s, 60s, 1960s, 1990s, 1950s ...
Place: stockholm sweden, connecticut, manhattan new york city, new york, sweden ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.2
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Another Way (1982)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Hungary
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Political and sexual repression in Hungary, just after the revolution of 1956. In 1958, the body of Eva Szalanczky, a political journalist, is discovered near the border. Her friend Livia is in hospital with a broken neck; Livia's husband, ...
Style: sincere, captivating, realistic, serious, emotional
Plot: lesbian relationship, infidelity, politics, hospital, society, anti war, tragic love, gays and lesbians, love and romance, state affairs, romance, couples ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: europe, hungary, budapest hungary, budapest
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Last of Robin Hood (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Errol Flynn, the swashbuckling Hollywood star and notorious ladies man, flouted convention all his life, but never more brazenly than in his last years when, swimming in vodka and unwilling to face his mortality, he undertook a liaison with an ...
Style: disturbing, touching, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: movie star, womanizer, sexual abuse, hollywood, actor's life, forbidden love, love affair, love and romance, teenage life, youth, showbiz, life is a bitch ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 2010, year 1959, year 1965 ...
Place: los angeles, new york, usa, manhattan new york city, vancouver ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Violette (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Born out of wedlock early in the last century, Violette Leduc meets Simone de Beauvoir in postwar Saint-Germain-des-Près. An intense lifelong relationship develops between the two women authors, based on Violette's quest for freedom through ...
Style: realistic, captivating, sincere, serious, psychological
Plot: lesbian relationship, friendship, writer's life, friends, gender, society, couples, feminism, strong female presence, artists and showbiz, lesbian, potato ...
Time: 20th century, year 1964, 70s, 1950s, 1960s ...
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Final Portrait (2017)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The story of Swiss painter and sculptor Alberto Giacometti.
Style: based on true events, intellectual, philosophical, thought provoking, artsy ...
Plot: painter, sculptor, posing, portrait painting, genius, sculpture, older man younger man relationship, doubt, promise, obsession, husband wife relationship, studio ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1964
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The King's Speech (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA, Australia
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The King's Speech tells the story of the man who became King George VI, the father of Queen Elizabeth II. After his brother abdicates, George ('Bertie') reluctantly assumes the throne. Plagued by a dreaded stutter and considered unfit ...
Style: uplifting, inspirational, sincere, dramatic, serious ...
Plot: stuttering, historical character, royal family, british history, friendship, aristocracy, king, queen, disability, world war two, unlikely friendships, british royal family ...
Time: 1930s, 40s, pre world war two, 30s, 20th century ...
Place: england, britain, europe, london, buckingham palace ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
A United Kingdom (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Czech Republic, UK, France, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The inspiring true story of Seretse Khama, the King of Bechuanaland (modern Botswana), and Ruth Williams, the London office worker he married in 1948 in the face of fierce opposition from their families and the British and South African governments. ...
Style: disturbing, captivating, thought provoking, sincere
Plot: interracial marriage, king, forbidden love, freedom, royal family, husband wife relationship, politics, justice, racism, reporter, democracy, tradition ...
Time: 1950s, 1940s, 50s, year 1947
Place: africa, britain, england, london, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Glass Castle (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A young girl is raised in a dysfunctional family constantly on the run from the FBI. Living in poverty, she comes of age guided by her drunkard, ingenious father who distracts her with magical stories to keep her mind off the family's dire ...
Style: sentimental, thought provoking, psychological, captivating, non-linear
Plot: father daughter relationship, dysfunctional family, husband wife relationship, female protagonist, journalist, school, delusion, apology, promise, running away from home, family conflict, mistrust ...
Time: year 1964, year 1989
Place: new york, utah, manhattan new york city, lower east side manhattan new york city, west virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Better Angels (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: At an isolated log cabin in the harsh wilderness of Indiana circa 1817, the rhythms of love, tragedy, and the daily hardships of life on the developing frontier shaped one of our nation’s greatest heroes: Abraham Lincoln. Abe is a thoughtful and ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: education, illness, society, stepmother stepson relationship, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, poverty, tragic event, dying, boy, wilderness, americana ...
Time: 19th century, georgian era
Place: indiana, usa, illinois, kentucky
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.2
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Lovelace (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Story of Linda Lovelace, who is used and abused by the porn industry at the behest of her coercive husband, before taking control of her life.
Style: sexual, sincere, captivating, emotional, entertaining ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sexual abuse, porn actress, porn star, artists and showbiz, filmmaking, notoriety, redemption, life is a bitch, strong sexual content, actor's life, nudity (full frontal - brief), prostitution ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s, year 2002, year 1970
Place: usa, miami, florida, new york, malibu california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.3
 52K
Woman in Gold (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Maria Altmann, an octogenarian Jewish refugee, takes on the Austrian government to recover a world famous painting of her aunt plundered by the Nazis during World War II, she believes rightfully belongs to her family. She did so not just to regain ...
Style: captivating, realistic, based on true events, intense, sincere ...
Plot: holocaust, stolen painting, legal action, injustice, justice, art, old woman, famous painting, adventure, courtroom drama, storytelling, aging ...
Time: 20th century, 1990s, 90s, 1930s
Place: austria, vienna, los angeles, washington d.c., california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Prick Up Your Ears (1987)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Stephen Frears directs this biographical drama focusing on controversial British playwright Joe Orton, revealed in flashback after his murder by lover Kenneth Halliwell. Born in 1933 in Leicester, in the English Midlands, John 'Joe' Orton ...
Style: witty, gloomy, realistic, tense, clever ...
Plot: murder, playwright, gay, prodigy, sexual content, graphic violence, tragic love, gender, rebelliousness, unsuccessful, profanity, crimes ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1953, 1950s ...
Place: england, europe, london, britain, morocco ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
A Quiet Passion (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, Belgium, USA, Canada
Duration: 125 min.
Story: The story of American poet Emily Dickinson from her early days as a young schoolgirl to her later years as a reclusive, unrecognized artist.
Plot: poet, recluse, ecstasy, heaven, sex, funeral, death, lawyer, lesbian subtext, loss of father, death of father, women's rights ...
Time: 19th century
Place: massachusetts, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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 7.2
 3K
Van Gogh (1991)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 158 min.
Story: In late spring, 1890, Vincent moves to Auvers-sur-Oise, near Paris, under the care of Dr. Gachet, living in a humble inn. Fewer than 70 days later, Vincent dies from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. We see Vincent at work, painting landscapes and ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, contemplative, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: prostitute, unfulfillment, love and romance, life is a bitch, social misfits, society, human nature, mentally unstable, tragic love, siblings relations, down on your luck, obsession ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.7
 100K
Frost/Nixon (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: For three years after being forced from office, Nixon remained silent. But in summer 1977, the steely, cunning former commander-in-chief agreed to sit for one all-inclusive interview to confront the questions of his time in office and the Watergate ...
Style: clever, tense, psychological, sincere, tricky ...
Plot: journalism, president, reporter, politics, tv show, loneliness, scandal, power struggle, lie, uncover truth, mind game, secret ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1974, year 1977
Place: usa, california, australia, los angeles, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Marie Antoinette (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA, France, Japan
Duration: 123 min.
Story: The retelling of France's iconic but ill-fated queen, Marie Antoinette. From her betrothal and marriage to Louis XVI at 15 to her reign as queen at 19 and ultimately the fall of Versailles.
Style: realistic, factual, colourful, melancholic, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: queen, historical character, french history, royal family, princess, royal court, french revolution, french, palaces castles and temples, state affairs, siblings relations, politics ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1770s
Place: france, versailles, paris france, vienna, austria ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.4
 5K
LBJ (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The story of U.S. President Lyndon Baines Johnson from his young days in West Texas to the White House.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, suspense
Plot: political, politics, president, husband wife relationship, kennedy assassination, society, speech, drinking, telephone call, 13 year old, dildo, dream ...
Time: year 1960, year 1959, year 1964, year 1965, year 1968 ...
Place: washington d.c., dallas texas, texas, wyoming, georgia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.3
 11K
Topsy-Turvy (1999)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, History, Music, Musical
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 160 min.
Story: After their production "Princess Ida" meets with less-than-stunning reviews, the relationship between Gilbert and Sullivan is strained to breaking. Their friends and associates attempt to get the two to work together again, which opens the ...
Style: talky, witty, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: theater, rehearsal, cigar smoking, prostitute, drink, telephone call, exhibition, music, opera, partners, performance, lifestyle ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1880s, 18th century
Place: england, europe, london, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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 20K
Factory Girl (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In the mid-1960s, wealthy debutant Edie Sedgwick meets artist Andy Warhol. She joins Warhol's famous Factory and becomes his muse. Although she seems to have it all, Edie cannot have the love she craves from Andy, and she has an affair with a ...
Style: serious, factual, romantic, melancholic, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: artist, addiction, singer, rise and fall, fashion, socialite, fame, photographer, actor's life, love, art, couple relations ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1971 ...
Place: new york, usa, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, arc de triomphe paris ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.8
 5K
Carrington (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France
Duration: 121 min.
Story: The story of the relationship between painter Dora Carrington and author Lytton Strachey in a World War One England of cottages and countryside. Although platonic due to Strachey's homosexuality, the relationship was nevertheless a deep and ...
Style: sexy, sexual, emotional, touching, talky ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: soldier, painter, conscientious objector, romance, friendship, bittersweet, sexual relations, artists and showbiz, performer's life, unfulfilled love, writer's life, couples ...
Time: 1930s, 1910s, 1920s, 20th century, 30s ...
Place: england, europe, london, wales, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.6
 13K
Total Eclipse (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France, Belgium
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Young, wild poet Arthur Rimbaud and his mentor Paul Verlaine engage in a fierce, forbidden romance while feeling the effects of a hellish artistic lifestyle.
Style: sexy, sexual, psychological, serious, contemplative ...
Plot: gay, lgbt, poet, infidelity, mentor, pregnancy, romance, gay teenager, gay sex, tragic love, prodigy, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: paris france, france, europe, holland, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.0
 1K
Augustine (2012)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Set in Belle Époque France, the story follows nineteen-year-old "hysteria" patient Augustine, the star of Professor Charcot's experiments in hypnosis, as she transitions from object of study to object of desire.
Style: sincere, psychological, serious, realistic, tense ...
Plot: doctors and patients, obsession, one on one, mental illness, hypnosis, seduction, hysteria, mentally unstable, sexual content, power relations, epilepsy, female director ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.5
 2K
The Dancer (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Music
Country: France, Belgium, Czech Republic
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Nothing in her background destined Loïe Fuller from the American Midwest to become a Belle Epoque icon, even less a dancer at the Paris Opera. Even at the risk of destroying her back and burning her eyes with the stage lights, she will never falter ...
Plot: female director, death of father, love, loss of father, fire, brooklyn new york city, bare breasts, dress, audition, cake, nudity (full frontal - brief), baptism ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: new york, paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.0
 2K
Isadora (1968)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: UK, France
Duration: 131 min.
Story: A biography of the dancer Isadora Duncan, the 1920s dancer who forever changed people's ideas of ballet. Her nude, semi-nude, and pro-Soviet dance projects as well as her attitudes on free love, debt, dress, and lifestyle shocked the public of ...
Style: sexy, sexual, realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: ballet, dance, dancing, dancer, profanity, strong female presence, lifestyle, gender, rebelliousness, feminism, rebellion, dancer's life ...
Time: 1890s, 19th century, 20th century, 1920s
Place: europe, nice france, san francisco, london, chicago illinois ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.9
 65K
My Left Foot (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In this true story told through flashbacks, Christy Brown is born with crippling cerebral palsy into a poor, working-class Irish family. Able only to control movement in his left foot and to speak in guttural sounds, he is mistakenly believed to be ...
Style: thought provoking, sentimental, touching, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: poet, handicapped, human spirit, paralysis, cerebral palsy, irish, artist, courage, working class, painting, family relations, leg ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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